Fractal of the Week: Waves & Tendrils Below


G’day. This week’s image is a wallpaper created via Frax Pro. This one was at once easy to make and difficult to design, and that difficulty involved the texture selected for the image. This one’s embedded directly on this site, free. Just click the image to cromulently embiggen.

Talotaa frang.

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A Tale in 13 Words | The Fractal


FD_M1When I play with fractals, I often wonder what I’ll see when zooming deep within a figure, or surface for 3D images, especially with custom presets. This quasi-fiction piece, the format borrowed from that of my friend S.A. Barton, tries to reflect that sense of wonder…

Journeying deep into Mandelbrot’s Seahorse Valley, there were beheld strange and marvelous arabesques.

Fractals of the Week | 2015.07.16


G’day, and may your week be glorious. This time, I’ve more uploads via deviantART, as I’m waiting for Google’s Deep Dream AI to process one of my fractals submitted days ago. I’ll be posting both before and after pics for the image, but here are some strange ones, available as free file downloads or as prints.

I’m playing with Mandelbulber v.1.16 (bottom image) and Mandelbulb 3D (two top images), as I’m learning new tricks to play with these. I’m also working on new Frax Pro images, playing more with lighting effects, and I’ll be showing those this coming week.

Talotaa frang, talotaa kas, talotaa tranga sulat.

All JPEG, PNG & GIF images in this post are original works by the author, created via a variety of apps and unless otherwise stated are copyright 2015 by Troy Loy. I hereby permit the free, noncommercial use of these images, as long as proper credit is given for them.

The Call’s Gnuz & Lynx Roundup 2015.07.05


XS_XXXGood day! I’m back to posting after a long period of reading and study the past few weeks. Last month, most of my study time involved lessons in Hindi, with some new study and revising of Bengali, on which I shall be focusing more this month.

I’ve gained an understanding of the basic vowels and consonants of Hindi via its Devanagari script, and am now filling in gaps in my knowledge of the graceful and intricate script of Bengali. I’m mostly focusing on the version spoken in West Bengal, with some of that used in Bangladesh as well.

Each month, I devote most of my language study to one spoken and written tongue, with the rest of study on other subjects and revising of prior study. I wish first to gain the competency to write fiction and poetry in the vernacular, and of course to improve my everyday usage as well. I’m not quite there yet, I think. Next month, I’ll resume Tamil as the main subject of study.

This morning, I’ve scheduled updates on all five of my blogs, my hub-page The Unspeakable Blogs, of course my Tumblr site, My Horrific Elegance, This blog, the Call, my Blogger site, The Collect Call, and my two remaining WordPress blogs, The Checkerboards of the Gods, and The Prank Call, my recent personal blog, with some earlier posts recently transferred from this site’s archives.

I’ve been updating the layout of my sites as well, at least the WordPress ones, with new Category organization and better use of SEO techniques for all subsequent entries where possible. I’ve added links to the blogrolls for each site, improved navigation via widget layout.

I have bad news. Checking my financial status and online expenditures, I cannot afford to pay $50.00 per year for this blog’s media file and ad-blocking upgrades, so those will expire sometime next year.

I don’t blog regularly enough to make a Patreon account worth the while of any interested Patrons, so I’ll have to blog cheap. So next year, ads will come back, but again, they are WordPress’s, not mine. I’ll continue promoting my peeps’ indie-published books through linked widgets in the Call’s sidebar.

As always with stuff Kai’Siri say,

Talotaa frang.

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